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- Madison Rayne teased a surprise for Thursday’s episode of Impact Wrestling. She tweeted Tuesday afternoon, “I’ve got a little surprise for everyone this Thursday on @IMPACTWRESTLING :)) tune in to find out more :)) @SpikeTV 8pm!!!” – ImpactWrestling.com has published photos of Sting attending the annual Jimmy V Golf Classic at NC State in Raleigh, North Carolina over the weekend. – Rob Van Dam talks about his standing in the Bound for Glory Series and what he does to prepare for a match to help prevent injury and giveRead More
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- Even though she has only been in developmental a short time, there has already been talk of putting Ashley Fliehr Johnson with Cody Rhodes as his manager. The idea would be that a Flair is paired together with a Rhodes, playing off the great rivalry between Ric Flair and Dusty Rhodes. As noted before, Flair’s daughter is using the name Charlotte in WWE NXT. Ashley was a star high school volleyball player and a level 9 gymnast when she was younger so she is able to do things inRead More
- Kurt Angle recently hit Twitter to deliver a message on his wrestling abilities. “I Whipped Robbie E in 40 Seconds. I’m The Best In Wrestling today. Not Orton or Cena or CM Punk. I Am the Best. And I’m TNA!” “I’m the Best Ever.” – Former WWE star Chris Masters has been added to Fire Star Pro Wrestling’s event on July 17th at the Eden Fairgrounds in Eden, North Carolina. – Sean Waltman and Scott Hall will be appearing at The Frank and Son Collectible Show in Southern CaliforniaRead More
Wrestling legend Ric Flair and his wife Jacqueline Bains Beems were involved in yet another violent altercation at their condo in Charlotte, North Carolina on Monday night. According to police, Beems assaulted Flair. Nobody was arrested or hospitalized. Even though the couple has been married for less than two years, this is not the first time police have gotten involved in Ric and Jacqueline’s domestic incidents. Beems was arrested back in 2010 after punching Ric Flair in the face. Those charges were later dropped due to lack of evidence. BeemsRead More
- The local talent Ryback squashed on Monday’s RAW were two local talents, Kirby Mack and Stoney Hooker. Mackhas has worked for both Ring of Honor and TNA. Both Mack and Hooker are also regulars at the North Carolina-based HVW promotion, which Matt Hardy and Reby Sky have wrestled for. – THQ has posted a new WWE ’13 Q&A update explaining how characters in the upcoming video game can collapse the ring: Q: Are ring breaks in-game or just cut-scenes? A: Ring breaks are in-game occurrences, NOT just cut-scenes! They’reRead More
- At last word, the John Cena vs. John Laurinaitis match will close tonight’s WWE Over the Limit pay-per-view from Raleigh, North Carolina. – SBSun.com has an article up looking at the 21st annual Redlands Optimist Car Show in Redlands, California this past weekend. Tomas Vazquez, president of the Imperials car club, was a friend of the late Eddie Guerrero and has a 1964 Impala Supersport on display. The car is owned by former WWE star Batista, who rebuilt the Impala and planned on presenting it to Guerrero as aRead More

Posted On May 20, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

The Rockers Reunite, Matt Striker Ring Announcing, Foley Update

- Former AWA Tag Team Champions and WWE stars The Rockers reunited on Saturday at a Frank & Sons Collectibles autograph event in California. Shawn Michaels posted the following photo of he and Marty Jannetty together: – Matt Striker acted as the ring announcer at last night’s RAW live event in South Carolina. Announcer Justin Roberts was at home in Arizona but is headed to Raleigh, North Carolina for Over the Limit and this week’s tapings. – We noted before that Mick Foley was having to limit his use ofRead More

Posted On May 19, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WWE Films At Rancid Concert, Christian-FCW, Bobby Heenan

- WWE camera crews were filming at last night’s Rancid concert in Albany, New York. WWE Champion CM Punk was in attendance and Lars Frederiksen dedicated a song to him before Punk joined the band on stage to sing. The footage will be used on Punk’s upcoming DVD. – Christian appeared before last night’s FCW show in Orlando, Florida but did not appear during the show as some WWE talents do when they’re at developmental. The main event last night was a star-studded bout with FCW Champion Seth Rollins defeatingRead More
- As noted before, WWE has signed Ric Flair’s daughter Ashley to a developmental deal. She is expected to report to FCW in Florida this July. Ashley has been training in North Carolina under former WCW star Lodi to prepare herself for WWE developmental. She recently broke her nose while training. You can view photos of Ric Flair’s daughter by clicking here. – WWE has added Shane McMahon and Stephanie McMahon to their Alumni section on their official website. – ECW Original The Blue Meanie turns 39 years old todayRead More

Posted On May 15, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Stipulation Added To Cena vs. Laurinaitis At WWE Over The Limit

The stipulation for John Cena vs. John Laurinaitis at Sunday’s WWE Over the Limit pay-per-view is that if Cena wins, Laurinaitis’ WWE contract is “terminated.” The match will be a singles match and if any WWE star attempts to interfere, they will be “terminated.” WWE Over the Limit takes place Sunday from the PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. We’ll have exclusive live play-by-play coverage here at PWMania.com.Read More

Posted On May 9, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Backstage News On Paul Heyman’s Return To WWE On Raw

The WWE writing team knew about Paul Heyman’s return this past Monday but he was flown to Greensboro, North Carolina and hid in a trailer all day to keep it a surprise from everyone else. Vince McMahon let CM Punk know about it with the idea that Punk could tease a surprise on Twitter and help boost viewership. Heyman has been involved with Lesnar’s character for at least a few weeks, if not from the start, just not working through WWE. WWE reportedly didn’t want Heyman involved to the pointRead More
– In attendance news the May 4 Raw live event in Huntsville, Alabama drew 4,000 paying $150,000; May 5 Raw in Knoxville, Tennessee drew 6,000 paying $200,000; SmackDown on May 5 in Asheville, North Carolina drew 2,000 paying $65,000; Raw on May 6 in Chattanooga, Tennessee drew 4,800 paying $115,000; May 6 SmackDown in North Charleston, South Carolina drew 3,500 paying $120,000. — WWE is expected to hold a Tag Team Championship Match at Over the Limit where Kofi Kingston and R-Truth defend the straps against either Dolph Ziggler andRead More

Posted On May 9, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Watch Punk vs. Daniels In ROH, Post-SD, Natalya & Hornswoggle

– To capitalize on the interest surrounding the upcoming WWE Championship match at Over The Limit later this month between CM Punk and Daniel Bryan, Ring of Honor’s official website will be airing the CM Punk vs. Bryan Danielson match from 4/23/04 that took place at “ROH Reborn: Stage 1.” That match, along with another match between The Briscoe Family vs. The House of Truth, can be viewed tonight at ROHWrestling.com “absolutely free” between 6-8pm (Eastern). – The dark main event after Tuesday night’s WWE SmackDown tapings in Roanoke, VirginiaRead More

Posted On May 8, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

TNA Star Calls Out CM Punk For Twitter Comments

As you certainly have heard by now, WWE Champion CM Punk took to his Twitter to speak out against Amendment 1 in North Carolina, which defined marriage in the state constitution as between one man and one woman. The measure would ban any other type of “domestic legal union,” including civil unions and domestic partnerships. “Amendment 1 is ridiculous,” Punk wrote. “It’s an invasion of people’s rights. North Carolina, why do you care if somebody wants to marry who they love? Same sex marriage should be legal. The fact thatRead More
CM Punk apologized Monday evening on Twitter for telling a WWE fan who disagreed with his views on gay marriage to kill himself. Expressing his disapproval with Amendment 1 Monday morning on Twitter, Punk wrote a message in support of gay marriage being legalized in the state of North Carolina. Amendment 1 is a controversial topic in North Carolina, as it will define marriage in the state constitution as between one man and one woman, and would ban any other type of “domestic legal union” such as civil unions andRead More

Posted On May 7, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Results

*Spoilers* WWE Superstars Taping Results For 5/10

WWE taped the Raw portion of this week’s WWE Superstars from the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. Below are full results: Dark Match: * Bray Wyatt (Husky Harris) defeated Alex Riley. Wyatt cut a heel promo before the bout. WWE Superstars (Airing Thursday) * Hunico defeated Tyson Kidd. * WWE United States champion Santino Marella & Zack Ryder defeated Curt Hawkins & Tyler Reks.Read More
WWE Champion CM Punk spoke out on Amendment 1 Monday morning on Twitter as he strongly feels same sex marriage should be legalized in the state of North Carolina. The WWE Superstar subsequently told a fan on the microblogging website who disagreed with his beliefs to “kill yourself;” the message read, “Man was meant for woman, and even the thought of homo’s make me sick.” Punk was chastised for his harsh remark by another Twitter user, who reminded him of WWE’s anti-bullying campaign ‘be a STAR.’ “Telling someone to killRead More
– A “major” viral campaign will be starting imminently on WWE.com. It will be pushed strongly beginning next Monday. — Everything taking place on tonight’s Raw SuperShow was approved at the last minute. The episode’s content had changed three times since creative heads arrived to Greensboro, North Carolina, the site of tonight’s show. — WWE Hall of Famer “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase appears for 3XWrestling on June 8 in Grimes, Iowa and June 9 in Boone, Iowa. (Event details) — Smith Hart remembered his late brother Owen viaRead More
– WWE Champion CM Punk spoke out on the topic of same sex marriage and Amendment 1 Monday morning on Twitter. Amendment 1 is a controversial topic in North Carolina, as it will define marriage in the state constitution as between one man and one woman, and would ban any other type of “domestic legal union” such as civil unions and domestic partnerships. Punk wrote, “Amendment 1 is ridiculous. It’s an invasion of people’s rights. North Carolina, why do you care if somebody wants to marry who they love?” SameRead More